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Thread: For you old timers out there

  1. #11
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    I’m keeping a count of all of you who consider yourselves “old-timers”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strathead View Post
    We really are anal. Just saying.
    Now who can argue with that?
    Sometimes I don't know whether I'm the boxer or the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Delle View Post
    I remember too that if you "boot legged" in an extension phone you would disconnect the ringer. Ma Bell would apparently routinely measure the line resistance and they could tell if you had illegal extensions due to the ring coil.
    As a kid I remember my dad bringing home phones from job sites in Manhattan (he was a tin knocker for Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers) and hooking them up sans ringer. He told us to never mention that these phones had been "liberated" from old offices lest we incur the wrath of Ma Bell.

    It it felt as if we were hiding from the SS....

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldstar View Post
    I’m keeping a count of all of you who consider yourselves “old-timers”
    Cool. When's our parade?

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